HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS
WHY H&I MEETINGS ARE NEEDED
H&I meetings can carry the NA message of recovery to addicts who do not have full access to regular Narcotics Anonymous meetings. H&I is an important service in our public relations efforts in NA. One of our PR goals is to inform the public and the potential member about our program. When addicts seeking recovery know who we are and where to find our meetings, this means our efforts have been successful. H&I meetings and presentations, except for those in longterm facilities, are intended to introduce those attending to some of the basics of the NA program.
WHO IS BEST SUITED FOR CARRYING THE NA MESSAGE IN AN H&I MEETING?
In our experience, it is best for members to have three months clean before attending an H&I committee meeting as an observer, and six months clean before speaking at an H&I meeting. It is not necessary for us to have been in a similar facility ourselves; any member who is willing to be oriented and trained and to share a clear and consistent Narcotics Anonymous message is well suited for H&I work.